HOWES CAVE, N.Y. - Kintz Plastics Inc., headquartered in Howes Cave, recently expanded its heavy-gauge thermoforming capability with the addition of a 9,000-square-foot manufacturing cell. Company President Wynn Kintz said the cell contains a 6-foot-by-10-foot rotary thermoforming machine in line with 3-and 5-axis trimming equipment.
``In today's manufacturing environment we're trying to minimize the amount of effort in moving parts from one area of the plant to another for various operations,'' Kintz said.
Additionally, Kintz has become the first heavy-gauge thermoformer that the Thermoforming division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is aware of to receive ISO 9002 certification.
Kintz Plastics specializes in heavy-gauge thermoforming with an emphasis on pressure forming and twin-sheet forming. The company markets its products, produced at plants in Howes Cave and Tavares, Fla., to the computer, electronic, biomedical and transportation industries, and employs 130.
Pall buys Bayer's medical bag business
EAST HILLS, N.Y. - Pall Corp. of East Hills completed its $41 million purchase of the medical plastics business of Bayer Corp. Pharmaceutical Division's Biological Products unit on Sept. 29, renaming the business Medsep Corp.
Medsep, in Covina, Calif., makes a proprietary line of disposable bags for blood and plasma collection and storage, as well as preservative solutions used in the collection and storage of blood components for medical uses.
Its primary customers are blood banks and companies engaged in plasma collection and fractionation, Pall said.
Sun Plastics gets press, resin silos
ELK GROVE, ILL. - Custom injection molder Sun Plastics Inc. in Elk Grove continues its expansion with the recent addition of a Cincinnati Milacron injection molding press and two 4,000 cubic-foot resin silos.
The company, which began molding operations in January 1990, now occupies 45,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. It operates 12 injection molding presses with clamping forces of 250-700 tons.
Chuck Schoenjohn, sales manager for Sun and sister firm GM Tool Corp., said that except for the first two presses that it bought new, the firm buys all its presses used and refurbishes them.
Sun added the silos to allow for bulk buys of two primary resins it uses, high density polystyrene and polypropylene. Sun molds parts for a customer in the compact disc and video accessories industry. The firm also serves the consumer electronics, household appliance, and soap and paper towel dispenser markets.
Sun also recently received ISO 9002 certification and has been recognized by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.'s Component Recognition Program.
Sun Plastics was founded by the co-owners of GM Tool Corp., George J. Gemberling and Richard H. Moeller, builders of injection molds for Sun Plastics and other customers nationwide. Sun employs about 100, and GM Tool has about 35 employees.
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Medford, Ore.-based Micro-Trains Line Co., a close tolerance injection molder of scale model trains, received the Medium Family Business Award.
Century Mold Co. of Rochester, N.Y., received ISO 9001 certification for its plastic injection molding plant. Century designs and makes production tooling and injection molding parts.